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 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 2326
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bringing this one home.

Peeling thoughts from a naked mind,
tempered like glass in a liquid pool,
shimmering shapes undistinguishable,
yet, somehow exhilarating,
stimulating the senses
of danger,
trapped in the looking glass
of yesterday,
dreaming past the exit.
 himynameisSarah
Joined: 5/27/2009
Msg: 2327
The Fireside
Posted: 10/25/2009 9:16:41 AM
yesterday was tomorrow's mistake
for you can never tell
just exactly
which move
you'll regret,
dreaming of a face...
 himynameisSarah
Joined: 5/27/2009
Msg: 2328
The Fireside
Posted: 10/30/2009 5:01:58 PM
mindless wonderings
names I can't recall
events blur into nothing
memories of the fall

as the leaves swirl around me
I wonder if my garden will bear for thee
or if I will be forced to wait
slumber idly at your gate

waiting on the kingdom to fall...
damning myself for wanting it at all
seeking to hold and comfort a soul
who obviously somehow lost control

needing me more
than I'd ever need him
unable to see it
driven to win
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 2329
The Fireside
Posted: 11/3/2009 4:21:43 PM
Consumed in gentle thought,
touched by the warmth of internal heartwinds,
visual caleidoscope of feelings,
emotions like a waterwheel,
the endless cycle
lifting,
drifting,
in and out of consciousness,
devoured in the rhythm,
transcending
in uncontrollable urges
to finally touch the void,
reaching the most delicate
illusion.....................

YOU!
 sunshineinbottle
Joined: 3/5/2009
Msg: 2330
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The Fireside
Posted: 11/3/2009 6:16:27 PM
Kindly show me
where I shall stand
before the guns are loaded
as I stand
hands tied behind my back
what will fill my head
in those last moments
Will it be love?
Will it be loss?
Will it be wonder
of where I shall awake
next time?
As I pray for rest
will my prayer be answered?
Will I never return?

((a little off beat tonight Manny ... hope you don't mind me dropping this here))
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 2331
The Fireside
Posted: 11/14/2009 9:10:14 AM
Hey sunshine....write anything you like here, it's still you, after all!

The apostles of truth,
slumlords and peddlers
of seduction,
mocking all...who question....

He shall inherit
the truth for a fee,
and yet shall his basket
be empty...
save for the

deception!
 himynameisSarah
Joined: 5/27/2009
Msg: 2332
The Fireside
Posted: 11/14/2009 6:17:08 PM
them there humans
are purty smart
who would've thunk
to take a picture
of the cycle of life
for bored people
to fill their lonely nights...
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 2333
The Fireside
Posted: 11/14/2009 7:32:37 PM
A soft solitary eve,
draped in vulnerability,
drenched in a touchless
medium, spirits of souls
from long years longing,
and yet, the feelings fail,
fumbling in the dark
for a spark,
reaching, grasping in gentle
gesture, touching past,
touching memory,
touching what was,
almost touching, what
could have been.
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 2334
The Fireside
Posted: 11/14/2009 8:17:44 PM
bringing this one home.....

There is a garden
in never, never land,
so far away, yet
so near at hand,
where flesh burns into flesh,
where passions dreams
are ever fresh,
where fever pitch
and ecstasy play,
quenching lusts fire
both night and day,
hands create shivers,
sweat runs like rivers,
when you close your eyes
the sun rises in the garden,
of never never land.
 sunshineinbottle
Joined: 3/5/2009
Msg: 2335
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The Fireside
Posted: 11/15/2009 7:42:43 PM
It's a good night to sit by the fire
blazing flames hypnotise
apparitions dance within the flames

they call to me ... wanting me to feel free
come, dance with them upon the tips of the flames
holding your weight ... and now they don't

Better than a roller coaster ride
or riding the waves at high tide
although both are fun ....
there's something about the flames that don't burn ....
 `Sophia
Joined: 2/6/2009
Msg: 2336
The Fireside
Posted: 11/16/2009 12:59:12 AM
Do They Know It's Thanksgiving or Christmas Time At All?

"The British colonial rulers introduced a system of Pass Laws in the Cape Colony and Colony of Natal during the 19th century.This stemmed from the regulation of blacks' movement from the tribal regions to those occupied by whites and coloureds, ruled by the British. Laws were passed not only to restrict the movement of blacks into these areas, but also to prohibit their movement from one district to another without a signed pass. Blacks were not allowed onto the streets of towns in the Cape Colony and Natal after dark and had to carry their passes at all times"

"During the British Raj, India experienced some of the worst famines ever recorded, including the Great Famine of 1876–78, in which 6.1 million to 10.3 million people died[27] and the Indian famine of 1899–1900, in which 1.25 to 10 million people died.[27] Recent research, including work by Mike Davis and Amartya Sen,[28] attribute these famines directly to British policy in India."


Copy and pasted from Wikipedia. Just saying... when you live in a glass house...

It's Christmastime

There's no need to be afraid
At Christmastime, we let in light and we banish shade
And in our world of plenty we can spread a smile of joy
Throw your arms around the world at Christmastime

But say a prayer

Pray for the other ones
At Christmastime it's hard, but when you're having fun
There's a world outside your window
And it's a world of dread and fear
Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears
And the Christmas bells that ring there are the clanging
chimes of doom
Well tonight thank God it's them instead of you

And there won't be snow in Africa this Christmastime
The greatest gift they'll get this year is life
(Oooh) Where nothing ever grows
No rain nor rivers flow
Do they know it's Christmastime at all?

(Here's to you) raise a glass for everyone
(Here's to them) underneath that burning sun
Do they know it's Christmastime at all?

Feed the world
Feed the world

Feed the world

Let them know it's Christmastime again

Feed the world
Let them know it's Christmastime again

repeat then fade

(Bob Geldof & Midge Ure)
 WeAre1
Joined: 3/18/2008
Msg: 2337
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The Fireside
Posted: 11/16/2009 2:21:06 AM
four fourty four
the time shines in red
on the clock by my bed
but i'm computer led
to this poetry thread
where my soul is fed...

sitting here fire roasting
almost like a lovely toasting
as the flames burn orange and crimson
seem to release me from my sleepless prison
as the muse helps my words infuse with passion
while feeling a connection of deep compassion....

so why do i see some animosity...apparently?
i escaped from the threads where many were angry
finding here among the writers of poetry
a warmth and openness of heart quite extraordinary
offering a deeply rooted place of sanctuary...

but then....occasionally....and quite sadly
i witness a break in the friendliness
where one or two foresake their kindness
leaving me baffled with curiousity
when normally they seem to write quite lovingly....

guess i'll never know what touched their soul
and let their hearts and minds feel cold
perhaps if they sit here by this fire
the heat will warm their feet and release their ire
setting them free to once again write compassionately
letting the poetry and creativity hopefully
dissolve all animosity and return us to unity....

then just maybe
the beauty found here in rich supply
might fill the air and touch the sky
connecting earth with heaven high
offering an awakening
in each and every living being....

sigh....

back to reality....
seems we're all just passing by
stopping briefly on our journey
to read and write quite freely
wherever the muse might take me
on this incredible odyssey of poetry

 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 2338
The Fireside
Posted: 11/16/2009 5:43:42 AM
Thank you all, Sunshine, Jamesless, and welcome Sophia. Thanks for sharing that piece by Geldoff. WeareI...always special to see you here by the fire.
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 2339
The Fireside
Posted: 11/16/2009 6:08:37 AM
Multi Chambered prism,
light.............................
dark............................
color bursts of human
emotions, releasing a
rainbow beyond storms,
savage, gentle,
cleansed by rainwaters,
emitting from it's nucleus
............................pure
............................LOVE!
 1984,loveis
Joined: 10/14/2009
Msg: 2340
MANDRAKES house by the fire...for all to share
Posted: 11/16/2009 10:14:49 AM
Like a blade
who thrust deep,
you took me
Mo gradh.

The steel is sharp
the light blinding.
It has become quiet;
Mo gradh.

Two hearts
entwined
together lie;
Mo gradh.

In your arms,
I lived,
and died
Mo gradh.
 1984,loveis
Joined: 10/14/2009
Msg: 2341
MANDRAKES house by the fire...for all to share
Posted: 11/16/2009 10:23:46 AM
Bathed in her warm steel light
i walked to my window
on that night
senseless grin.

Alone
wishing that we
could become as one
senseless grin.

Hurt, bite and tear
it did indeed at me
stare
senseless grin.

Hopes and wishes
clashed to the
rugged shore
senseless grin.

Naked and alone
letting her kiss me,
after you were gone
senseless grin.

Touch of steel
yet warm and inviting
my body ached
senseless grin.

Looked at you
inspiring, with longing
my heart ached
senseless grin.

Warrior, amazon
naked I stood
letting you kiss me
senseless grin.

No more fight
no more games
you win...
with your senseless useless
senseless grin.

 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 2342
MANDRAKES house by the fire...for all to share
Posted: 11/16/2009 12:17:50 PM
Hey "loveis" looky who's back? Nice to see you again, been a while! Welcome to the fireside. Lovely writes too! My thanks to you.

Jameless....nice to see you also. Looking back a page, I hope there's no tension in the two personalities there.

Everyone is welcome here, but just a reminder, no ill will is to be displayed on these pages. It will be dealt with quickly.
 1984,loveis
Joined: 10/14/2009
Msg: 2343
MANDRAKES house by the fire...for all to share
Posted: 11/17/2009 10:13:12 AM
thank you Mandrake, I will post some more!
Yours are awesome.!!!
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 2344
MANDRAKES house by the fire...for all to share
Posted: 11/20/2009 7:52:11 PM
thank you Loveis a hug for your flattery!

In shallow winds,
hidden in mist,
white winged warblers
twist.....singing songs
of mating,
waiting
for their chirping love
to echo in response.
 60to70
Joined: 7/28/2008
Msg: 2345
MANDRAKES house by the fire...for all to share
Posted: 11/20/2009 11:19:48 PM
Winter promises to change the landscape
I travel, each, every, each, every day.
Yet one little favour comes this way
Singular, dead, colorless tree
backed up feet, yards, kilobites
from the mighty Columbia
Loving, dead tree, perches the majestic
juvenile, mastered, elegant eagle.
Four of each and every the other morning.
 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 2346
MANDRAKES house by the fire...for all to share
Posted: 11/21/2009 8:00:28 AM
Hiya 60 to 70, long time no see....love the write. Always nice to see you.

There was a snowboard,
sitting in the snow,
attached to my feet,
just so you know.

First the left foot,
then the right one went in,
strapping them up,
was the cardinal sin!

The board started sliding,
through no fault of my own,
with the look on my face,
Oh God, where's my phone??

As the board picked up speed,
and a tree straight ahead,
wrote my will in the snow,
cause I knew I was dead!
 dimestore minstrel
Joined: 9/29/2009
Msg: 2347
MANDRAKES house by the fire...for all to share
Posted: 11/21/2009 9:44:18 AM
Maple Leaf Gardens

my mind pushes snow,
clears a patch of bay ice.
i do not have skates.
 diehard romantic
Joined: 11/5/2009
Msg: 2348
MANDRAKES house by the fire...for all to share
Posted: 11/22/2009 8:29:04 AM
Maple Leaf Gardens

I've heard it so often,
the leafs season is dead
the team is just rotten
put a bag on your head
I'm used to the chatter
I've heard it before
the only thing that matters
is that they learn how to score
 best kept secret
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 2349
MANDRAKES house by the fire...for all to share
Posted: 11/24/2009 11:25:00 PM
Our strings that tie;
family, friends
pull tight to gather
at this table to blend
Thanks relayed
in pondered thought,
not such a challenge
as I look at this lot
The day itself,
though times are rough
brought us all together
and that is enough :)

Happy Thanksgiving Manly and Co.

 *mandrake*
Joined: 9/19/2006
Msg: 2350
MANDRAKES house by the fire...for all to share
Posted: 11/25/2009 5:04:20 AM
Thank you BKS...how lovely to see you again. Our Canadian Thanksgiving was in October, so to all of our friends, south of the border:

HAPPY THANKSGIVING DAY
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